Historical Dictionary of IranSince the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Iran has been exerting a dynamic and violent influence throughout the vital Middle East. In order to understand this new regime better, the entries in this dictionary place the greatest emphasis on modern Iranian political history and focus on political and cultural figures. In addition, significant attention is paid to American involvement in Iran. An excellent starting point for understanding modern Iran, the Historical Dictionary of Iran offers a lengthy chronology and a large bibliography that experts and interested readers can use to better comprehend the complexities of a culture that has endured a parade of foreign influences and invasions. About the AuthorJohn H. Lorentz first encountered Iran as a Peace Corps volunteer and he resided in the Middle East for five years. He has worked as a consultant on Middle East affairs and as Executive Director of American Aid for Afghans. He is currently Professor of History at Shawnee State University in Ohio and Director of the Center for International Programs and Activities.
Author: John H. Lorentz